Berry Timtam Crush Recipe – Food Friday

Woohoo the return of Food Friday! It’s been quite a while, mostly because I haven’t been well organised. You’ll be surprised to know that I didn’t stop eating for these last few months, I only stopped remembering to charge my camera when I did so no photos 😉

Hopefully this will make up for it though, it’s my current favorite dessert (and sometimes breakfast) the Timtam Berry Crush. I’m very sad that the rest of the world doesn’t have Timtams, I know the UK has Penguins but they’re not quite the same thing (not better or worse just not the same). The wikipedia page has their availability in other countries if you want to try to hunt some down! It’s totally worth it even if they’re a bit pricey. Random tivia: Timtams are one of few “Australian” things I actually like!

And this is what I’ve been doing with mine recently:
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Best Jam Drop Cookie Recipe – Food Friday

I’m pretty sure it’s still Friday somewhere in the world right? Planning fail again XD One of these days I’ll get myself properly organised!

So today’s Food Friday is  James’ Jam Drop recipe which I will steal and claim as my own >:D Mine didn’t actually turn out half as nice as his but oh well!

You need:

  • 130g butter, softened
  • 112g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 3 tablespoons self-raising flour
  • 150g (1 cup) plain flour
  • Jam for filling and then any decorations you want
Get all of your ingredients together!
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Ultimate Strawberry Hot Chocolate For Movie Nights – Food Friday

I’ve been pretty obsessed with Pinterest these last few weeks, it’s a really fun way to find new ideas and collect things you want to do together. I’ve even got a board for recipes I want to try out now 😀 Woo motivation!

So one of the recipes I collected was an awesome looking strawberry hot chocolate thingy made from melted icecream. I fell in love with how adorable it looked but the ingredients seemed a bit rich for my taste. You can see the original photos and recipe here.

 

Anyway, we had a movie night the other day and marathoned awesomely terrible 90’s teen movies, what better to do than try my own version: lazy bunny strawberry hot chocolate ^_^

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Delicious Chocolate Spoon Gifts – Food Friday

Fooooood Friday 😀 And it’s time to use the chocolate left over from last week’s decoration ^_^ To do so I’m going to make little presents for my friends… ok maybe I’m just going to eat it but we’ll see!

This idea was another one from a Japanese magazine a bajillion years ago. Cute little disposable spoons filled with chocolate fudge or chocolate something, I did mine with chocolate ganache. And I did it the laziest way possible which makes it even more awesome 😉

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You need:

  • Chocolate
  • Microwave
  • Sprinkles/decorations/icing
  • Disposable spoons
  • Thickened cream

Step one, get chocolate.

Step two, try not to eat chocolate.

Step three, buy more chocolate.

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Break the chocolate into small pieces in a bowl.

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If you’re really into it you could use a double boiler system to melt the chocolate but like I said, I’m lazy. I used the microwave. Put it in for 15sec at a time until it’s around 2/3rds melted.

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Let the hot bowl melt it the rest of the way, this way you won’t burn it.

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To turn it to ganache you need thickened cream.

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Add a spoon full…

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Mix it very thoroughly, it looks pretty gross.

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Keep mixing until it gets much darker and really shiny. At this point you’re forgiven if you want to eat a few spoon fulls ;P

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Grab yourself some pretty spoons…

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And put the ganache in! If you want to be anal about it you could pipe it in but that just dirties something else.

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Once they’ve cooled down a bit you can decorate them. I used left overs from the last lot so I added a bunch of sprinkles.violetlebeauxdsc_0231_6981

And piped a heart and a V so it’s like saying “Love Violet”.

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Let them cool in the fridge and you’ve got some delicious spoons. That’s it! These are great to take to parties or as gifts etc.

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So now you just have to give them to your friend… yeah of course… definitely don’t just eat them all. I mean that would mean you have pretty much no self control huh? Oh… right.

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Yeah, sorry friends who I said would get these.

 

Decorated Chocolate – Food Friday

Foooood Friday! Today I show you my attempts at a yummy idea I saw in a Japanese magazine like 1 years ago XD Basically the idea was for people strapped for time who wanted to make presents for friends/whatever that were personalised you could take a block of chocolate and decorate the flat side. Easy done 😀

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My attempts? Well baking is not my strong point but I’ll be damned if I don’t give it a go XD

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Fried Rice Recipe – Food Friday!

I’m totally going to make an adorable graphic of me in my chef’s outfit for these posts as soon as I dye my hair again 😀 Until now you guys have to put up with…. a text stick figure with kind of a chef hat… just pretend it’s me ok?

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Ok it looks more like a crown than a chef’s hat… also the question mark is totally a wooden spoon… just use your imagination ok?

Fried rice is my favorite comfort food and seeing as the weather has been so chilly lately I like nothing more than curling up on the couch with an episode of Buffy, a bowl of fried rice, a cup of tea and some knitting.

So as a completely random post, here’s my current favorite recipe!

What you need:

  • Onion (diced)
  • A couple of cups of old rice (I usually use 1 day old rice because I’m impatient)
  • Ham (diced)
  • Egg
  • Anything else in your cupbord, my favorite add ins are peas and leeks!
  • Oil
  • Soy sauce

Cut up all of the ingredients and  fry the onions in a little oil.

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